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Sunday, September 13, 2015

The weekend: part three

The ferry arrived at Black's Harbour at 11 a.m. on Saturday. We headed north to St. John, the largest city in New Brunswick.  We had lunch at a restaurant on the waterfront. We spent an hour at the New Brunswick Museum which gave us a good overview of the province's history.

(These Hilyards were not our direct relatives, but they got the right spelling!)

We drove south from St. John along the picturesque Fundy Trail, and arrived at our hotel in downtown Moncton late in the afternoon.

Moncton is on the Petitcodiac River which has a tidal bore. As Wikipedia says, that is "a regularly occurring wave that travels up the river on the leading edge of the incoming tide. The bore is  a result of the extreme tides Bay of Fundy."   Our hotel was on the river, adjacent to a viewing site. The bore schedule was posted in the lobby. I went out about 10;15.  I was among a half-dozen other tourists watching. At 10:22, right on schedule, we heard a low roar -- saw a glimmer (lit by the street lights) -- and there it was: a wave the width of the river..  [Too dark for pictures and clouds obscured the moon.] 

Sunday morning we drove south to Hopewell Rocks, aka the Flowerpot Rocks. The sandstone has been worn away by the oceans into fantastic shapes. It's a big tourist attraction.  There is a very good interpretive exhibit at the visitor center. 

 We returned to Moncton to visit Resurgo , the municipal museum. It combines the local history collection with a transportation / industrical heritage museum with great interactive kids' activities.

We said goodbye to New Brunswick (we want to return!) and drove across the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island.  Time for the next Road Scholar adventure!   Read on for part four . . .
image from Wikipedia 


  1. I so wanted to see the tidal bore, but our ship was on the south side of the island.

  2. Tidal bores sound interesting. I can't ever remember seeing or hearing about them before.


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